Dec 16, 2015

GoPro HERO4 Session y comparativa entre cámaras GoPro

Desde que se anunció la GoPro HERO4 Session ya me impresionó por lo compacta que era y tras tener una mala experiencia con una mini-cámara made in China hace unos años ya tenía el gusanillo de pillar una cámara compacta de cierta calidad. Las GoPro son una pasada pero las encontraba un pelín grandes y la Session llenaba ese espacio que faltaba, además tienen un rango de precios muy amplio y puede llegar a provocar cierta confusión, aquí os dejo un cuadro que resume las características de cada cámara:


GoPro Hero4 Black GoPro Hero4 Silver GoPro Hero4 Session
Precio en amazon
Video (Hasta) 4K30 2.7K30 1440p30
Foto/Modo ráfaga de fotos (Hasta) 12MP/30fps 12MP/30fps 8MP/10fps
Sumergible Hasta 40m Hasta 40m Hasta 10m
SuperView X X X
Luz baja automática X X X
WiFi + Bluetooth X X X
Pantalla táctil incorporada X
Protune (Fotografía + Video) X X Video Only
Fotografía secuencial X X
GoPro HERO+ LCD GoPro HERO+ GoPro HERO
Precio en amazon
Video (Hasta) 1080p60 1080p60 1080p30
Foto/Modo ráfaga de fotos (Hasta) 8MP/5fps 8MP/5fps 5MP/5fps
Sumergible Hasta 40m Hasta 40m Hasta 40m
SuperView X X X
Luz baja automática X X X
WiFi + Bluetooth X X
Pantalla táctil incorporada X
Protune (Fotografía + Video)
Fotografía secuencial

Tras unas semanas usando la GoPro HERO4 Session estoy muy contento y al precio actual que ronda unos 200€ es una compra más que interesante si te gustan los gadgets y los deportes de aventura, y más que recomendable si estas pensando en hacer un regalo! Nada más decir que está al nivel de satisfacción que me provoca mi Garmin Edge 500, que es mucho decir! Aquí tenéis la review detallada de la GoPro Hero Session y aprovecho para hablaros de la Eken H9 que hemos probado hace poco. Gracias por leernos!
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Nov 24, 2015

Recommended Skylake builds Christmas 2015

Last summer we started a trimestral post series about part picks for 3 different tier of PC, for this special Skylake builds from budget to gamer and, of course, a premium user. As we stated on the last post you can get inspiration to upgrade your existing computer, like an SSD or a new graphic card. We want to set 3 typical tiers, budget around $500, advanced $800 and top at around $1200, which for these Skylake builds are difficult to accomplish. We will use The Witcher 3 as a benchmarking tool, as it is the recent game more demanding on your computer rig.

Budget

A good configuration for playing last year games or The Witcher 3 at medium/low quality:
Total: $500
On the $500 budget, the price tag increased due to price variations and the Skylake not including cooler which forces us to get one, probably could get a cheaper one but this is the best in its price range and gets the work well done. As the CPU is locked we will get a cheaper motherboard with 4 DIMMS to get the possibility of upgrading it, also with DDR3 so you can take advantage of your old computer’s RAM.

Advanced

A mid-tier PC, unlocked, The Witcher 3 at a very good quality:
Total: $961
I know, quite over budget but worth the extra penny, paying a little more for the GTX 970 is worth as is stated the best mid-top range video card, also getting an unlocked CPU forces us to get a Z170 chipset which is still pretty expensive.

Top

A top-tier PC, unlocked, The Witcher 3 at a ultra quality:
Total: $1612
Also way over budget, we go premium for the best Skylake build possible, worth the money if you are searching for the best and newest.
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Oct 8, 2015

Post MGSV Phantom Pain Hype, Pre Christmas hype releases

Fall is here and after the review-successful and hypeful MGSV Phantom Pain, which I haven't finally bought because as you may know I'm not a fan of hype, and that has disappointed many for its story but not for its initial gameplay, a mix inspired by many features of other games, and I can't but praise it, many AAA games are around the corner. We can't forget Mad Max on the other hand had some good ideas as a new franchise but didn't execute as well, models lacked reality and Max was but a caricature of the Max from the movies, but we should point that the apocalyptic setting with cars and brawling works very well (note it Fallout 4, we want to have a car also) and we will be waiting for a Mad Max 2.
But what motivates this post is the myriad of great games that are coming:

Fallout 4

My favorite of all, I am a big fan of the saga and I already was craving for Fallout 4 a few years back. I love the setting, I will love the crafting, Meatdog and the story but what I fear most is the gameplay, after playing FPS games like Far Cry where gameplay was impressive and after the release of MGSV that mixed many of modern shooter features that impressed us makes me fear that Fallout 4's gameplay may have got obsolete even before its release, we will be more than expecting. A must buy for me, a shame that I couldn't get my hands on the PipBoy Edition.

Star Wars Battlefront

A classic saga that gets rebooted and with a stunning visuals that will make most of the Star Wars fan base drool. I am not much into multiplayer games so here I will be waiting for how it manages in the reviews.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Another annual cut series that could not miss its date with this Fall, this time with a required renewal for multiplayer mode and improved graphics that will make it one of the most visually impressive titles we will be able to play. Not my kind of game but I can recognize its visual quality that makes the game industry step every year a little further.

More games coming!

And more interesting games are coming, maybe they are not the most anticipated, but they are promising and must be followed. Next installments in consolidated sagas like , Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Just Cause 3, Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Tales of Zestiria, Rainbow Six: Siege, Need for Speed. Nintendo exclusive games like The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Xenoblade Chronicles X. Stay tuned!
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Sep 24, 2015

Ampliamos el abanico de servicios y para ello buscamos redactores

Estrenamos temporada en Put in your basket y con ella un dominio más profesional, también debido al crecimiento que hemos experimentado durante este último año queremos que vosotros lectores nos ayudéis a ampliar y mantener un ritmo constante de actualizaciones de este blog con reviews de productos, juegos, películas o cualquier producto o tipo de artículo que pueda resultar interesante.

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Jul 19, 2015

Fallout 4, pre-release analysis, what should we expect

Going back to the antecedents, Fallout 4 has been long waited since many of us finished Fallout 3 and played Fallout New Vegas, many ideas emerged from people, who like myself have played all the games in the saga, to improve the most probably sure next installment and to get away with some of the bad points that the saga was carrying over. From those ideas I posted on 2012 an article enumerating some of the features that I would love and some of those problems called Fallout 4: The problems to overcome and what should we expect.

Many will crucify me for criticizing a game that only has been seen on video, but as a fan boy of the saga, and I hope a future owner of my own Pip-Boy, I only want to expose some of the controversies that have arisen in the community from the Fallout 4 announcement video and the E3 gameplay videos from the Bethesda and the Microsoft conferences (all embedded at the end of this post) and also point out the aspects that I liked and compare it to the article that I wrote on 2012.

Graphics

First of all the most controversial created by the announcement video previous to the E3 was the graphical appearance of the game, as the trailer was made with the in-game engine, where we could see the dog companion searching for the vault dweller of the Vault 111.

Many people criticized the dog fur, as it was just a high quality texture, and no simulated fur as some modern games already implemented. I agree with it, the announcement video looks weird, as the dog sometimes looks like floating or badly photoshopped over the background, especially in the past images. Take this frame of the video to check it for yourself.



Also another of the graphical weak points are the faces of our playable character, I think that maybe increased by the click and drag editing of our avatar face, that looks fake and unrealistic, also I want to denote the weird ears in all the characters, I can’t stop looking at them please help me!



It’s easy to point this defects as the overall graphical quality of the game is overwhelming, take for example this screenshot of this NPC, where face and clothes textures look gorgeous (except from the ears!). Also the volumetric lightning of the environment is spectacular and the level of detail seems that it will be impressive, a problem which I complained about. We’ll see what kind of computer we will need to play at such quality, I expect I don’t need to spend get a new top of the line computer.
But on the other hand also from the gameplay video there’s a big difference when I see the pre-war setting, the Vault-Tec representative textures and detail are bad, no shadows anywhere and that baby looks pretty unrealistic, all these make it look awful, maybe a different hardware or maybe it comes from a grotesque dream, we’ll see.



Pip-Boy

We loved the real Pip-Boy from the Fallout 4 Collector’s Edition, but there are some major changes that we could see in the Microsoft gameplay conference. The most groundbraking change is that the skills tab has been removed and from the weapon crafting we can see that some combination depend on perks. I liked the challenge based perks from Fallout New Vegas, but it should have a better sorting and UI for them. Also we have to see how these perks are acquired, if only by level or by skill use like Skyrim. We will see if the traits are still there, one of the most unique features of the Fallout saga.

One of my greatest complaint of my 2012 article was the inventory, I love RPG and I like’em to be the most realistic possible, of course, in a way that does not affects the gameplay, and a limited inventory would be a great step up in realism and game decisions. Many new games depend on a limited and realistic inventory, like MGS V that only lets you take 2 weapons and you can choose before mission, or in a Fallout could be a safe-house, the same goes for Far Cry 3 or 4. Also I loved the Last of Us limited usable weapons and accessing the inventory to change them was time consuming so you could not change in battle time, this system could be more applicable to a game like Fallout. Improvements in the food and thirst system would be necessary too. Also as a graphical feature weapon holster would be necessary.

In game interface

If we take into account many of the improvements that modern games, that came out after Fallout 3 we can see a lot of gameplay improvements that Fallout should consider to introduce in its gameplay. Some features have already been implemented like the slow motion in VATS unlike the paused system in the last Fallouts. We saw in the gameplay videos that the UI now informs you of the incoming damage source and the granades launched. Also in the conversations we only see 4 options, one for each main button in the gamepads, and in a summarized text, we’ll see how this works in the final version but I can foresee that this will be pretty criticized. About the rafting system it seems the more evolved in a game we have seen so far. The town building seems interesting and we will be expecting to see more.

We also saw that some mods added the possibility to have a button to launch grenades and mines, avoiding the necessity to change weapons, and also from Skyrim we can see the quest markers in-game which we expect Fallout 4 to implement these features.

Also we would like to see that the VATS system let you target destructible items, as happens with launched grenades, for example a fire extinguisher or an gas drum. Also a must is the tagging system introduced in Far Cry, and that MGS V has also implemented, indispensable for a sneaky mission and scouting an enemy base like happens in MGS V, also the help of our dog would be a plus for detecting and tagging enemies.

Conclusions

In the 2012 article I criticized the lack of variety of the open world and the low life of big cities, from the same developers we can expect that the level of detail will be superb and we only can expect that from a big company like Bethesda. Also the combat gameplay seems to be more centered than ever but if they have improved the gameplay system and make it enjoyable I bite, as happened with Skyrim with a refined battling system.

From what we saw on the E3 we can expect a lot, these are a few points that I think it can make a great game even better and I don’t doubt that Bethesda have already pondered most of them already, if not we will see some of them in the mod community.








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Jun 21, 2015

Recommended PC builds Summer 2015

This article is a collaboration from for Put in your basket. How to collaborate

[Update 2015-09-15]
Last month Intel announced their new processors based on a new socket, making current most used socket obsolete, so now that this processors are getting widely available it is a good time to follow the prices of this setups to wait for good offers. Also our fall roundup to check for our top build with the new processors in our Recommended Skylake builds Christmas 2015 .

Starting this summer I want to give some PC rig configurations from budget to gamer and, of course, an advanced user. Some components can be used to upgrade your existing computer, like an SSD or a new graphic card. I want to set 3 typical tiers, budget around $500, advanced $800 and top at $1200. We will use The Witcher as a benchmarking tool, as it is the recent game more demanding on your computer resources.

Budget

A good configuration for playing last year games or The Witcher 3 at low/medium quality:
Total: $427
Under the initial $500 budget, probably the difference can be used to get an SSD like the 2nd tier build.

Advanced

A mid-tier PC, unlocked, The Witcher 3 at a high quality:
Total: $850
A little over budget but worth the extra penny, paying a little more for the 4GB video card can extend the life of this build a few years more.

Top

A top-tier PC, unlocked, The Witcher 3 at a ultra quality:
Total: $1440
Also over budget but worth paying a few extra bucks for the best video card in the market.
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Jan 19, 2015

My favourite 2015 running gear. Best gifts for runners

running gear2014 was a breakthrough year for me, at least talking about sports, and more concretely about running. I have spent many hours running mainly trails and mountain, of course at my humble pace, but as my legs get more hours of running the pace is getting more and more serious.

This recommendation list of my favorite products that I have been using during this last year can also be seen as a good inspiration for buying a good gift to your runner beloved one if you are not an experienced runner.

All these recommendations are not sponsored, so all these items where bought with my money and of course are used frequently. Also mention that many of these items where chosen for the good price, maybe an offer or maybe a good priced item, and taken into account its functionality and quality.
  • Running shoes: New Balance MT610v2 Trail Running Shoes, currently newer revisions are available, check for offers on old ones.
  • Top: On hot weather any technical t-shirt would work of your preferred brand for less than $10 you can have a good wicking one on offer, lately I have been alternating between a Craft Tee and a New Balance Tee
  • Shorts: Recently I started running in tights, I overcome the shyness attached to tights but if you find a good pair, for example a pair of Nike short tights, they are way more comfortable than most shorts, also a good pair of shorts can be used if you don't like the tight look on you.
  • Socks: With a cycling background I tend to like coolmax socks, also as someone that tends to sweat a lot, even on winter, and keeping your feet dry to avoid fungus infections is a must. I love the Endura socks which come in a fairly priced pack of 3 pairs. The only inconvenient of these socks is not having much cushion if you prefer comfort above wicking you can find many packs of running socks at good prices.
  • GPS: Since I bought my Garmin Edge 500 bike GPS to follow courses and save my routes for analysis and improve my training, I can't make sport without some kind of tracking device, and so for my running I bought, maybe a little over my running level, a Garmin Forerunner 620 which I can't keep loving it enough and I can't stop to recommend. If you don't want to spend much I recommend you any of the Garmin Forerunner watches.
This is the basic kit for a runner in pretty good weather, next are a few other extras that may be necessary depending on the weather and length of your course.
  • Hydration Pack: For long routes you will need some kind of hydration system, I love hydration backpacks over belt bottles, my small one, preferred on good weather, for its small space and great insulation, is the Deuter Hydro Lite 2.0 with a 2L streamer. On winter I love my biking pack Osprey Viper 9 with larger capacity, available also in bigger capacities if you want to use it on long runs or even for hiking.
  • Base Layer: Recommended on winter to evacuate the innermost sweat, the use of a good jacket will make you sweat pretty good and keeping you dry is a must to avoid getting cold, I recommend a good wicking base layer and for me a autumn/spring is good for when you need a second layer, I use a Craft base layer but any good brand would work well. Also if you want to spend more money it is always a good idea to have base layers for all seasons, even for summer.
  • Jacket: I love softshell from my biking experience, they work good on windy and cold weather and gives you some protection on rain, I use a Trespass softshell bought on offer. Softshells are usually expensive if you can't find any on a discounted price you can for a windstopper jacket that should be enough for an average cold day.
  • Gloves: Recently bought a pair of Nike Storm Fit gloves and they are great, they keep your hands warm on any condition, but don't wear them on a warm day, also you will probably don't need them.
  • Long tights: On winter I wear a recently bought a pair of New Balance Go 2 Long tights, maybe not for the coldest of weathers but good enough for an average sunny winter day. If you live in a really cold place you will probably need a pair of thermal running tights.
That's all, I think that for an average runner this is probably more than enough equipment, and most of it can be used if you practice other sports, biking or hiking for example. Some may think that a couple of trainers are enough but going well equipped will make your run more comfortable and also make your training more effective, whichever is the motive you are running.

All my recommendations link to #WhereToBuy, a site that compares prices between amazon and ebay for finding the best prices online for your online shopping.
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